any opinons/thoughts on using an external dvd drive with MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by acrahm, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. acrahm macrumors regular

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    Anyone have this setup and want to share their thoughts/experience/advice on it?

    i am thinking of getting blu ray (maybe RW?) external but those get pricey so i might just stick with a dvd-rw
     
  2. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think Apple's DVD player works from an external drive. It didn't for me with an iMac G4 and 10.4.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well many DVD±RW drives are very cheap, maybe $50-$100 now. However for a Blu-ray, it will be around $400-$1000, depending what you buy. Masushita makes a slim slot loading Blu-ray for $950.

    And no the Air SuperDrive will not work.
     
  4. acrahm thread starter macrumors regular

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    my main purpose for getting it is because i use the drive alot and i dont overuse the drive. I can find a blu ray one for about $300 +external enclosure
     
  5. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    just get a ps3
     

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